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Chapter News: February 2021



Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP)

Register for the ACFP’s Virtual Family Medicine Summit!

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Connect, learn, and celebrate virtually with your colleagues March 5–7, 2021. Topics for the 2021 Summit program include:
  • An MSK pre-conference program presented by the Alberta Medical Association’s Section of Sports Medicine
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Anti-racism and allyship
  • Electronic communication with patients
  • Mental health, concussion management, and much more!
Register for the ACFP Summit!

2021 Clinical Connections Webinars

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Learn about new approaches to care, clinical guidelines, and provide your feedback to help inform decision making.

Only four webinars remain:
  • March 18th – Appropriate Prescribing and Medication Use for Older Albertans in Primary Care
  • April 1st – Clinical Pathways to Support Screening of Diabetes Foot and Eye Complications
  • April 15th – Lung Testing: Choosing the right test for the right patient
  • May 6th – Connecting People and Communities for Aging Well
Register for the ACFP's Clinical Connections

Celebrate Your Colleagues – 2021 ACFP Awards

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Honour the exceptional family physicians, clinics, residents, and medical students who advance excellence in family medicine and contribute to the health of communities across Alberta. Nominate a colleague or peer today!

British Columbia College of Family Physicians (BCCFP)

Nominate an amazing colleague for an award

Exceptional colleagues deserve to be celebrated! Nominate one for a BCCFP annual award by March 31, 2021.

The BC Family Physician of the Year Award recognizes a family physician who provides exemplary care and contributes to excellence in family medicine. The First Five Years of Practice Award celebrates the accomplishments of a family physician in the early years of their practice, while the student and resident awards recognize up-and-coming family physicians.

Read more about the awards and nominate someone special today.


Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP)

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Ontario College of Family Physicians 2021 Family Medicine Summit

Register today for the OCFP Family Medicine Summit (FMS), taking place January 30 to February 27, 2021.

Join live or learn ‘on demand’ later—you have up to six months to learn on your own time, with a total of 65 Mainpro+® certified credits available.
Organized by family physicians for family physicians, the FMS offers the most practical tools and resources you need to face the unique challenges of today. You can check out the flexible format, browse the agenda, and register online at

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Ontario College of Family Physicians Awards 2021

The OCFP Awards are one way to shine a light on the incredible work in family medicine. Nominate a colleague for a 2021 OCFP Award and help recognize the many ways family doctors are working to keep their patients and communities healthy.
Nominations are due by February 28, 2021.

For more information or to make a nomination go to

Questions? Email [email protected].

Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP)

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Call for nominations for the 2021 QCFP Awards – Deadline: February 28, 2021

If your colleague inspires you, their accomplishments deserve to be recognized. The QCFP invites you to nominate them for one of the following QCFP awards by February 28, 2021: Family Physician of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Award of Excellence or Early Career Award.
NOTE: A change has been made to the Award of Excellence—details are available on the “Description des prix” section of the website. There you can also find more information about the QCFP awards and access the nomination forms.


January was Mentorship Month

The Chapter is very proud to share news about one of the Mentorship Program Committee’s outstanding achievements, which appears in the Mentorat Québec mentorship kit. On page 29 of the 2021 mentorship kit (available to download for free; French only) is the article entitled “Le mentorat : un espace de sécurité psychologique pour surmonter les défis,” which looks at mentorship as a psychologically safe space for overcoming challenges. This article was written by Dr. Dominique Deschênes, the program committee President, and Geneviève Bolduc, the program Co-ordinator, and was published as part of Mentorship Month (January) and the 2021 Mentorship Forum (Mentorat Québec).
Also available is Episode 5 (23 minutes) on the podcast list—an excellent interview with Dominique and Geneviève about mentorship.


QCFP Day 2021 – Save the date: June 4, 2021

 Reminder: The “Journée CQMF 2021 : Organiser sa pratique, ça s’apprend, ça s’entretient – Boot camp pour une pratique sans pépins!” (QCFP Day 2021: How to Organize Your Practice and Keep It That Way – Boot Camp for a Problem-Free Practice!) will be held this spring on Friday, June 4, 2021. It will be an online event.
The event, which is organized by the QCFP’s succession planning committee, aims to empower early-career physicians, residents, and any family physicians who are facing challenges with organizing their practice. Mark your calendar! The program and registration period will be announced shortly.


QCFP in the news

At the dawn of 2021, QCFP President Dr. Caroline Laberge shared her thoughts in the ProfessionSanté article “Repenser nos façons de faire.”
In this article, Dr. Laberge refers to 2020 and the pandemic that defined last year, and highlights the fact that an unforeseen event takes us out of our comfort zone and stimulates our creativity, leading us to constantly readjust and revise the way we do things in both our personal and professional lives.

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